Mariah Carey's spectacular boyfriend

Mariah Carey thinks her boyfriend James Packer is "spectacular" and an "incredible guy".

Mariah Carey's spectacular boyfriend

Mariah Carey thinks James Packer is "spectacular".

The 'Hero' hitmaker is smitten with her Australian billionaire boyfriend - who she has been dating since the summer - and can't "say enough" good things about him.

Admitting she doesn't normally talk about him much because he is a "private person", she gushed: "He's a great person.

"He's just an incredible guy. He really is a good person, and that's hard to find.

"I think anybody that's a friend of his would say the same thing, if not more, so I can't say enough nice things about him. He's just a spectacular guy."

The 45-year old singer was recently thrilled to receive a diamond necklace from her beau.

She said of the gift: "It was a surprise.

"He's given me one before, so this was like surprise number two."

Meanwhile, Mariah's children, four-year-old Moroccan and Monroe - who she has with ex-husband Nick Cannon - are slowly becoming aware of her superstar status, much to her astonishment.

She told 'Access Hollywood': "My son has started saying, 'You're Mariah Carey.'

"It's like, 'Oh my gosh, I can't handle it.' I don't even know who taught him that. It definitely wasn't me!"

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